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The bad boy of Louisiana politics

Friday, 19 September 2014 01:18
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is looking for a comeback after almost nine years in prison, Gloria Borger reports.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Fresh act: 87-year-old felon Edwin Edwards wants back in Congress
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:17
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:31pm BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (CNN) — It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister. "My God is not finished with me yet," he tells the congregation. The man speaking is Edwin W. Edwards -- ex-four-term Louisiana governor, ex-four-term congressman and ex-con. "I may be old and rancid butter, but I'm on your side of the…
Felon, 87, wants back in Congress
Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:17
(CNN) -- Unrepentant and unapologetic, Edwin Edwards says he's not looking for forgiveness. At 87, he is looking for votes. After almost nine years in prison, the flamboyant showman of Louisiana politics has a fresh act -- running for Congress, co-starring his 35-year-old wife and their 1-year-old baby. Edwards, the former four-term Louisiana governor and former four-term member of Congress from the state, says when the Congressional seat came open, he thought this was his…
Denham Springs city employee removes anti-Edwin Edwards 'crook' campaign signs
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:09
A Denham Springs city employee apparently deemed 6th Congressional District Candidate Cassie Felder's campaign signs "offensive" and removed a couple of them. In addition to more traditional "Cassie Felder - Congress" signs, Felder's campaign has been taking aim at Democratic candidate and former Gov. Edwin Edwards with signs that read "Don't vote for the crook. It's important." The word "crook" is in large capital letters, and some of the signs have been placed right next…
Local September 11th rememberence events
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:55
(WGNO) - A local veterans housing outreach group has organized a September 11th Jazz benefit to help homeless, hungry, disabled, senior and wounded veterans. American Jazz Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will be there, and Former Governor Edwin Edwards will be speaking. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at 116 Byrd Lane, Hahnville, LA. Suggested donations are $25 in advance and $35 at the event. Jefferson Parish and Kenner will be lowering their…
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards on what Nagin can expect in federal prison
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 01:11
Late Monday morning former New Orleans Mayor Ray nagging embraced his family outside Texarkana Federal Correctional Institution. It was an emotional farewell as it is where he will begin serving his 10-year sentence “The loudest sound you’re ever going to hear is the clanging of a prison door when you walk in for the first time. It’s something you never forget. It resonates in your mind and your consciousness for the rest of your life,”…
Devon Still re-signed to Bengals practice squad to help pay for daughter's cancer treatment
Monday, 08 September 2014 17:03
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Not everyone is a fan of social media but sometimes social media is an avenue for a powerful message. Two months ago, Devon Still announced on instagram his 4-year-old daughter Leah has stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. As you can imagine, it was a gut wrenching announcement for the Bengals offensive tackle. "From the moment I found out what was going on, I told myself I was done because the doctor gave…
State Democrats back ex-Gov. Edwards in 6th Dist. - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Monday, 08 September 2014 15:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee is endorsing former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the race for the state's 6th Congressional District seat. Monday's announcement acknowledges that the conservative southeast Louisiana district, now represented by Republican Bill Cassidy, is "challenging terrain" for a Democrat. It makes no mention of the four-term former governor's corruption conviction and the eight years he spent in federal prison. Cassidy is giving up the seat to run against Democratic…
State Democrats back ex-Gov. Edwards in 6th Dist.
Monday, 08 September 2014 15:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee is endorsing former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the race for the state's 6th Congressional District seat. Monday's announcement acknowledges that the conservative southeast Louisiana district, now represented by Republican Bill Cassidy, is "challenging terrain" for a Democrat. It makes no mention of the four-term former governor's corruption conviction and the eight years he spent in federal prison. Cassidy is giving up the seat to run against Democratic…
Louisiana Democratic Party Endorses Former Gov. Edwin Edwards in 6th Congressional District Race
Monday, 08 September 2014 13:01
Baton Rouge -- (Press Release) The Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana has voted to endorse former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the 6th Congressional District race. “Our governing body has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Governor Edwin Edwards in his bid to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson. “We are proud to feature a slate of candidates that represents the Louisiana Democratic Party’s illustrious past and our…
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